Shooting Like A Girl?

A gift basket for a gifted player initiates a scrum about women's sports

People aren't supposed to be nice to each other on a basketball court. They're supposed to trash talk, stuff, thump their chests, maybe even throttle a coach or kick a photographer in the 'nads. But to stand still so an injured player from the other team can shoot a free basket and break a school record? That kind of nonsense has no place in a gymnasium.

So when two teams collaborated in the season's final game to let hobbled University of Connecticut star Nykesha Sales break the No. 2-ranked school's scoring record, columnists and talk-show callers went nuts. They railed that...

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